Creating a horror video game, on the surface seems like a really simple idea, you simply plop your character into a world of trouble and have all manner of ghoulies attempt to turn their insides to... outsides. One need only glance at the horror section on Steam to see countless examples of jump scares, body horror and all other forms of nastiness, but while it might be an easy market to exploit, crafting a worthy horror game is much much harder.
It all revolves around empowerment, as while many other genres of video games seek to act as psudo-power fantasies, Horror on the other hand seeks to remove any sense of power that the players might have in order to make the threat of zombies, aliens, or ghosts carry greater impact.
However as even these games go, just because you're successful at creating fear and dread within the player, it doesn't mean you can't have some fun doing so, as the weapons on this list, well they broke all the Survival Horror or Gothic doom rules, and we love them all the more for it.
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